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Seiko 5 SNK803K2 New Steel 37mm Automatic
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Seiko 5
Military Automatic Nylon Strap SNK803K2 Men's Watch
Rs.10,151
Free shipping
Seiko 5 SNK809K2 New Steel 37mm Automatic
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Seiko 5
Military Automatic SNK809K2 Men's Watch
Rs.12,266
Free shipping
Seiko 5 SNK805K2 New Steel 37mm Automatic
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Seiko 5
Military Automatic Nylon SNK805K2 Men's Watch
Rs.9,220
Free shipping
Panerai PAM00685 Unworn Steel 47mm Automatic
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Panerai
Radiomir PAM00685 Limited Edition Steel Black Dial
Rs.676,646
Free shipping
Panerai PAM 00232 Good Steel 47mm Manual winding
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Panerai
Radiomir 1938 Warranty Dated August 2007 I-series
Rs.450,143
+ Rs.12,898 for shipping
Panerai PAM 00376 Very good White gold 47mm Manual winding
Panerai
Radiomir California Reduced 18K Whitegold 47mm Special Limited Edition Full Set OP6844
Rs.1,437,504
+ Rs.43,225 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days PAM 00515 Very good Rose gold 47mm Manual winding
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days
rosegold Ref. PAM00515
Rs.1,534,670
+ Rs.22,702 for shipping
IWC Pilot Mark IW327010 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Mark
Xviii Petit Prince
Rs.363,658
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 3 Days Automatic PAM 00388 New Steel 45mm Automatic
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 3 Days Automatic
Pam
Rs.486,400
+ Rs.33,414 for shipping
IWC Pilot Mark 3255.01 Very good Steel 39mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Mark
Classic Mark XVI 3255.01
Rs.303,683
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Panerai Special Editions PAM00262 Unworn Platinum 47mm Manual winding
Panerai Special Editions
1936 LTD 99p PAM00262 Platinum California Dial
Rs.3,273,686
+ Rs.10,574 for shipping
Panerai PAM 00587 Very good Steel 47mm Manual winding
Panerai
Radiomir 1940 3 Days Marina Militare Acciaio pam587 47mm PAM00587 full set
Rs.794,577
Free shipping
Breitling Avenger Hurricane XB12101A/BF46/283S Very good Carbon 50mm Automatic
Breitling Avenger Hurricane
Military Limitef Edition 50mm XB12101A/BF46 Full-Set
Rs.576,636
+ Rs.18,162 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days PAM 00515 Very good Rose gold 47mm Manual winding
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days
Oro Rosso 47mm
Rs.1,443,861
+ Rs.8,990 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 292 Very good Steel 45mm Automatic
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal
Pvd Pam 292 2012 Box & Papers Watch
Rs.456,793
+ Rs.8,459 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir 8 Days PAM 00610 Very good Steel 45mm Manual winding
Panerai Radiomir 8 Days
PAM 00610
Rs.531,232
+ Rs.8,990 for shipping
Panerai PAM 00339 Very good Ceramic 47mm Manual winding
Panerai
Radiomir Special Edition
Rs.617,500
+ Rs.13,621 for shipping
Panerai PAM 00790 New Steel 47mm Manual winding
Panerai
3 Days Radiomir Pam00790 1940
Rs.621,747
+ Rs.33,414 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal PAM 00292 Very good Ceramic 45mm Manual winding
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal
Torpedo Black Seal PAM 00292
Rs.760,476
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Panerai PAM 00685 New Steel 47mm Manual winding
Panerai
Radiomir 3 Days Pam00685 1940 – BREVETTATO LTD
Rs.820,536
+ Rs.10,574 for shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5015-12B40-O52A New Titanium 45mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
5015 12B40 O52A - BLUE FACE + TITAN
Rs.1,207,667
+ Rs.8,990 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic PAM 00619 New Titanium 45mm Automatic
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic
Pam00619
Rs.803,658
+ Rs.13,621 for shipping
Panerai PAM 02020 Very good Steel 45mm Manual winding
Panerai
Radiomir Venti
Rs.544,853
+ Rs.10,897 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal PAM00183 Unworn Steel 45mm Manual winding
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal
PAM00183 Black Seal Steel Black Dial
Rs.676,646
Free shipping
Panerai Special Editions PAM 00249 Very good Steel 47mm Manual winding
Panerai Special Editions
Radiomir 1936 Special Edition California Dial
Rs.894,467
+ Rs.8,990 for shipping
IWC Pilot Mark IW325313 Very good Steel 38mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Mark
XV 38 mm new Bracelet
Rs.272,427
+ Rs.18,071 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir 3 Days 47mm PAM 00425 New Steel 47mm Manual winding
Panerai Radiomir 3 Days 47mm
SLC
Rs.557,457
+ Rs.33,414 for shipping
Panerai PAM 00339 Very good Ceramic 45mm Automatic
Panerai
Radiomir Marina Militare PAM 00339
Rs.718,181
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir 3 Days GMT PAM 00421 Very good Red gold 47mm Manual winding
Panerai Radiomir 3 Days GMT
PAM00421 Oro Rozzo 18k Red Gold
Rs.1,412,676
+ Rs.10,574 for shipping
IWC Pilot Mark IW327003 New Steel 40mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Mark
PILOT’S WATCH MARK XVIII EDITION ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPÉRY IW327003
Rs.444,873
+ Rs.8,990 for shipping

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Panerai PAM 00685 New Steel 47mm Manual winding
Panerai
Radiomir 3 Days Pam00685
Rs.699,228
+ Rs.13,621 for shipping
Panerai PAM 00235 Good White gold 45mm Automatic
Panerai
2008 Radiomir 10 Days GMT White Gold PAM00235
Rs.1,353,039
+ Rs.12,689 for shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-36s40-o52a Unworn Rose gold 43mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
43mm - 5000-36s40-o52a
Rs.1,683,368
+ Rs.16,834 for shipping
IWC Pilot Mark IW326504 Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Mark
XVII
Rs.454,044
+ Rs.18,162 for shipping
Panerai PAM 00721 Very good Steel 47mm Manual winding
Panerai
Radiomir SE 47 mm full Set 2020 never polished
Rs.721,930
+ Rs.18,071 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic PAM 00572 New Steel 45mm Automatic
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic
PAM 00572
Rs.672,501
+ Rs.33,414 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal PAM 00292 Very good Steel 45mm Manual winding
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal
'Torpedo' Dial - PAM00292 - Limited Edition
Rs.766,455
Free shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5008 11B30 NABA Very good Steel 40.3mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
MIL-SPEC Limited Edition for Hodinkee
Rs.1,774,304
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
IWC Big Pilot Top Gun Miramar IW501902 Very good Ceramic 48.6mm Automatic
IWC Big Pilot Top Gun Miramar
7 Days Ceramic 48 mm IWC Box + Papers
Rs.907,180
+ Rs.44,496 for shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-1110-b52a New Steel 43mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
5000-1110-b52a
Rs.716,912
+ Rs.19,371 for shipping
IWC Pilot Mark IW328203 New Steel 40mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Mark
XX
Rs.472,206
+ Rs.18,162 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir 3 Days 47mm PAM00672 Very good Steel 47mm Manual winding
Panerai Radiomir 3 Days 47mm
Firenze 3 Days Acciaio - 47mm - PAM00672
Rs.2,529,282
+ Rs.25,293 for shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5071-1110-B52A Very good Steel 43mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
2021 Fifty Fathoms Bathyscape Quantieme Annual Calendar Box/Papers 5071 1110 B52A
Rs.1,395,758
+ Rs.16,918 for shipping
Panerai Special Editions PAM00249 Unworn Steel 47mm Automatic
Panerai Special Editions
Radiomir PAM00249 1936 California Steel Black Dial
Rs.1,124,981
Free shipping
Panerai PAM 00570 New Rose gold 47mm Manual winding
Panerai
Radiomir 1940 47mm 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso
Rs.1,687,598
+ Rs.33,414 for shipping
IWC Pilot Mark IW327006 Very good Titanium 40mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Mark
Xviii Heritage Titanium
Rs.338,366
+ Rs.6,767 for shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5015-1130-52 New Steel 45mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
Automatique
Rs.1,057,392
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir 10 Days GMT PAM 00323 Very good Steel 47mm Automatic
Panerai Radiomir 10 Days GMT
PAM 00323
Rs.422,111
+ Rs.21,148 for shipping
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic PAM00627 New Steel 45mm Automatic
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic
PAM00627 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Black Dial Stainless Steel
Rs.785,854
Free shipping
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal PAM00183 Good Steel 45mm Manual winding
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal
パネライ ラジオミール ブラックシールPAM00183
Rs.319,227
Free shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5200-0153-b52a Unworn Ceramic 43mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
5200-0153-b52a
Rs.1,345,003
+ Rs.16,834 for shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-1110-70B Very good Steel 43mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
43mm 5000-1110-70B
Rs.740,349
+ Rs.9,674 for shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5054-1110-B52A Very good Steel 43mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
5054-1110-B52A
Rs.989,719
+ Rs.25,377 for shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5008D-1130-B64A Steel 45mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
Tribute To Fifty Fathoms "No Radiations" SS Limited 2021
Rs.2,410,854
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Panerai PAM00790 Unworn Steel 47mm Automatic
Panerai
Radiomir PAM00790 1940 3 Day Art Deco Steel Black Dial
Rs.634,351
Free shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-0130-B52A New Ceramic Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
5000-0130-B52A
Rs.835,340
+ Rs.19,371 for shipping
Orfina 7177 Good Steel 41mm Automatic
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Orfina
Porsche Design 1970s 7177 ref Lemania 5100 PVD Black steel Chronograph TOP GUN
Rs.582,576
Excl. shipping
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Panerai PAM00662 New Steel 47mm Manual winding
Panerai
PAM00662 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Special Edition Brown Dial SS
Rs.648,816
Free shipping
IWC Pilot Mark IW325311 Good Steel 38mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Mark
スピットファイア マークXVIW325311
Rs.255,382
Free shipping
Panerai Radiomir GMT PAM00235 Very good White gold 45mm Manual winding
Panerai Radiomir GMT
Limited Edition - PAM00235
Rs.1,564,941
+ Rs.16,834 for shipping
IWC Pilot Mark IW327010 New Steel 40mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Mark
18 Petit Prince Edition Stainless Steel Automatic New 2022 IW327010
Rs.372,202
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-0240-O52A New Ceramic 43.6mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
UNWORN Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-0240-O52A Automatic Blue Dial Ceramic
Rs.814,192
+ Rs.21,148 for shipping
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5008-11B30-NABA Steel 40.3mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
MilSpec Limited for HODINKEE 2020
Rs.1,767,960
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping

Military Watches: Beloved Amongst Military and Civilians Alike

Whether on water, land, or in the air, military watches are useful everywhere. They're robust, functional, and relatively affordable even when new. An older military watch with a documented history, however, can reach astronomical prices.


Everything to Know About Military Watches

  • Robust and legible
  • Famous watches like the Rolex Submariner or IWC Mark 11
  • Extensive vintage selection
  • Rare and expensive collector's pieces are good investments
  • Large selection of affordable everyday watches

From a Service Watch to a Cult Watch

Military watches should, above all, be reliable and fulfill their purpose - no more, no less. Failure while the watch is in use can result in grave consequences. Military watches have no superfluous extras. Stainless steel and plastic are the main case materials used, as gold watches for regular military equipment do not fit most budgets. A military watch can't be too expensive, seeing as they're distributed en masse to the troops.

In any case, there is no clear cut definition for a military watch. This is why some watches are labeled as military watches even though they were originally meant for civilian use. Usually, they have common military watch characteristics, but have been sold on the regular market like any other watch. Thus, a soldier may indeed be a customer, but these still aren't "real" military watches.


IWC Mark 11: Serving the Royal Air Force for Over 30 Years

Watches that exist solely because the air force, marines, or army requested them are rare. Most are only introduced later as part of the brand's regular selection of watches available to everyone. One example of a watch like this is the most well-known pilot's watch, the Mark 11 from IWC. Created in 1948 to fulfill the wishes of the British Ministry of Defense, it was first the service watch for the Royal Air Force. Both IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre delivered Mark 11s to pilots. The RAF gradually phased the watch out at the beginning of the 1980s. IWC continued developing the series, staying close to the original and also changing the numbers in the name to Roman numerals. The 2016 model is called the Mark XVIII. Clear and legible dials are no longer just for military pilots and their crews; they're a standard characteristic of IWC watches.

The same applies to some legendary diving watches. Blancpain developed the Fifty Fathoms for the French combat diving unit, Les Naguers de combat. The Fifty Fathoms featured a unidirectional bezel and has been competing with the Rolex Submariner for the title of the first diving watch in the world since its premiere in 1953. Blancpain offers the Fifty Fathoms in versions that are based on the one from 1953. There are also models in gold or white gold with special features such as diamonds or a tourbillon. These special watches are similar to the military watches in name only.


Watches for Combat Divers

The Panerai Radiomir has a similar history. The Italian Marines turned to Panerai in 1938, as they needed a reliable and legible diving watch. Panerai created a watch that was named Radiomir after the luminous, radioactive material used. The Marina Militare gave the elite combat unit Gamma the Radiomir. Initially, the timepiece was shroud in secrecy. After Panerai replaced the harmful radioactive material with a harmless one, the diving watch was renamed the Luminor in 1950. The Radiomir is available today once again, but the luminous hands and indices are not radioactive.

Two additional famous diving watches from the 1950s were also used by the military: the Rolex Submariner and the Omega Seamaster 300. However, the Submariner and Seamaster weren't originally conceived for the military. The Submariner had already been in production for four years when the British Ministry of Defense began searching for a good diving watch. They chose the Rolex, but not the regular, civilian version; rather, they asked for some changes. The metal bars for the strap were integrated into the case, and the strap became a continuous textile strap (NATO strap) so the watch couldn't be lost. The larger bezel is made of silver, a relatively soft metal which doesn't suffer cracks or break on impact. Rolex used tritium as the luminous material. These models have an encircled T on the dial above the depth indicator. Rolex produced these military Submariners until the late 1970s.


The Seamaster: Originally for Pilots, Now for Marines

The British military also used the Omega Seamaster. However, unlike its name would suggest, the Air Force were the first to use the timepiece. At its start in 1948, the Seamaster wasn't a diving watch. It only became a diving watch when the Seamaster 300 model was released in 1957. The Omega Seamaster 300 was soon part of the Royal Navy's Special Boat Service gear. Today's Seamaster 300's design is reminiscent of the version from 1957.

For years, the Vostok Amphibia enjoyed cult status in the West as well. This watch is an inexpensive, mechanical Russian diving watch. Its construction and design have barely changed since its introduction in the late 1960s. In order to fulfill the demands of the Soviet Ministry of Defense, designers Michail Novikov and Vera Belov came up with a revolutionary sealing concept. The deeper one dives, the more intensely the edge of the Plexiglas pushes against the o-ring, which creates a seal protecting the front side of the watch. The stronger the water pressure is, the better the waterproofness is. The case back is positioned on a large rubber ring and a steel ring is also screwed on to the case. This results in both the case back and o-ring pressing against the case. Unlike other well-known diving watches, the case back is not screwed down. The Amphibia's rubber ring is neither horizontally compressed or stretched, which can happen when a screw-down back is tightened or loosened. Thus, the o-ring must only be changed in exceptional cases, while in regular diving watches, the piece is considered expendable.

With the Chronospace Military, Breitling introduced a watch that proclaimed to be a military watch directly in its name. It's powered by a quartz movement and has an analog as well as a digital display. The Chronospace Military features an alarm function, a timer, and a second time zone display. It's waterproof to 50 m (5 bar), which isn't particularly impressive for a 4,000-euro watch that claims to be a military watch.

Countless watches in a less expensive price range carry the title Swiss Military. These watches fall into three different categories: Swiss Military from Bubendorf, Swiss Military Hanowa from Möhlin, and Swiss Military by Chrono from Solothurn. Less expensive quartz watches play an important role in the Swiss Military market.

In any case, the less expensive and reliable quartz watches have prevailed amongst the military and are still worn by troops today. Navy SEALS use Luminox watches. Soldiers often wear a Traser or a Casio. A Submariner or Fifty Fathoms is no longer a piece of military equipment, but rather a luxury item.


Buying Advice

Are you looking for a sporty watch that also functions perfectly in adverse conditions? Military watches are not only functional, but incredibly robust and legible as well. Some military watches have even reached cult status.

The Submariner is one of the most famous watches of all time. The incredibly rare, early version of the Submariner has the reference number A/6538. Other reference numbers to keep an eye out for are 5513, 5517, and 5513/5517. However, a search for the 5513 results in not only military Subs, but civilian Submariners as well. The 5517 is especially sought after; it can be identified partly by its sword hands. The price of a military Submariner heavily depends on its condition and availability. Even a non-military Rolex watch, reference number 6538 from the 1950s, costs around 40,000. The military version is much more expensive. Over the course of 30 years, there were only 1,200 - 1,300 military Submariners produced, making prices over 100,000 possible. A few 5517s have already been sold for almost 150,000 euros. Frequently, dealers only first reveal their desired price upon request.

As a buyer, you have to decide if you're more interested in a historical or modern military watch. The price is often the same. A German pilot's chronograph with one push-piece from Hanhart from the Second World War costs around 8,000 - 9,000 euros. A new automatic Blancpain Fifty Fathoms diving watch with a traditional design also costs around that amount. For the Fifty Fathoms versions with a red gold case, you should plan to pay around 23,000 euros.

However, these price ranges are not typical. Normally, modern military watches are good everyday watches with an excellent price-performance ratio. When new, you can usually buy them for less than 1,000 euros; this especially applies to quartz-powered watches. A mechanical Vostok Amphibia costs less than 100 euros and has an in-house automatic caliber, 2146 B.